11/5/20 Encounters: Radical Women Artists

Thursday November 5, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Zoom Event hosted by Wadsworth Atheneuum Museum of Art CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT Explore questions about how gender has shaped the history of art and how notions of gender have evolved over time. Join a conversation about gender and art as we evaluate the […]

10/26/20 Encounters: American Dreams

  As ‘American Dreams’ begins its Hartford run, join community members for a special Encounters Dialogue event.  Who gets to be a citizen? Who gets to decide? Monday, October 26   7:00pm – 9:00pm Register via Zoom   Special Guests to be announced… AMERICAN DREAMS It’s a Game. It’s a Show.  It’s America Imagine a […]

ICD Fellowship Project Highlight: Vamos!

Vamos! A multidisciplinary dialogue series about intersectional Latinx experiences at UConn This is the first Q & A in a series highlighting the 2020-2021 ICD Fellowship teams and their projects. To learn more about the Vamos! team’s efforts and stay up to date with their events sign up for their listserv at: https://forms.gle/tRE1U8gqJ8ZjAeoD9. For more […]

10/15/20 Encounters: From Suffrage to Election

Thursday October 15 , 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Zoom Event hosted by Connecticut’s Old State House CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT Following the passage of the 19th amendment, thirty-four women ran for office; five were elected to Connecticut’s General Assembly in 1920. Since that time, the number of women serving in elected […]

10/14/20 Monuments and Democracy in a Historical Perspective

Wednesday October 14, 7:00-8:30pm Hosted by the Connecticut Historical Society Join us for a discussion on the role monuments play in our community. We will examine three monuments from three different centuries to learn more about how America responded to each monument when it was conceived and how we respond to them today. The monuments we will examine are the Washington Monument (dedicated 1885), the Vietnam Veterans Memorial […]

E.O. Smith Deliberation and Discourse Project

Community Deliberation Forum on Race and Identity October 15th at 6:30 p.m. The E.O. Smith High School Deliberation and Discourse Project (DD) is entering its fourth year as a co-curricular student organization.  During this time, DD has sponsored community forums on Mental Health and Wellness and What is the Purpose of School?  To prepare for deliberations, DD members are […]

10/14/20 Dialogue In The Classroom: Strategies For Building Engagement & Empathy

  Dialogue In The Classroom: Strategies For Building Engagement & Empathy Wednesday October 14, 1:00-3:00pm A workshop with Noga Shemer Structured dialogues increase student engagement and foster inclusive learning environments. By incorporating dialogic modalities into the classroom, students can learn to communicate across difference and navigate challenging conversations while engaging deeply with course content. In […]

Policing: What Should We Do to Ensure Equal Justice and Fair Treatment in Our Communities? 

  The New England Centers for Democratic Initiatives, including New England university centers, Campus Compact of Southern NE, and NCDD, is organizing two cross-campus virtual forums this October in the lead up to the election. The forums will focus on the topic Policing: What Should We Do to Ensure Equal Justice and Fair Treatment in Our […]

10/28/20 Centering the body for online learning and dialogue: basic meditation techniques

ICD Fellows & CETL Workshop Wednesday, October 28, 3:00-4:30pm Location: virtual; (check email or FINS on the day)  Presenters: Rebecca Acabchuk, Tina Huey, Martina Rosenberg  REGISTER HERE Description  Designed as a roundtable, teaching talks are a place to explore pedagogical tools, methods, principles, and challenges. They are oriented toward anyone in a teaching or mentoring […]

10/2/20 Ekphrastic Contemplation to Promote Dialogue & Learning

ICD Fellows & CETL Workshop Friday, October 2, 2020 3:30pm – 5:00pm Ekphrastic contemplation–writing in prolonged contemplation of a painting (or drawing while listening to music)–can support teaching in all courses by inviting divergent thinking, synthesis, creativity, and even productive risk. Students can share their writing or drawing as a point of departure for community […]